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There are many reasons for this area to still be draining. The good news is that if the discharge is clear with some blood, then the infection is under control. If there were an infection, the discharge would be yellow and/or foul smelling. The only thing you can do at this point until your vet can examine your sweet guy is to clean this every 4-6 hrs with peroxide and then place a wrap with gauze and tape to keep this area clean. The discharge can cause skin irritation, making this worse so this will require some daily care to keep this area clean and dry. Most likely, there is still some damaged tissue that needs to come out which is why there is still a discharge and this will resolve once the area can heal.
Keep gauze on this area so it can pick up the drainage and then change this as often as it needs to be to keep it clean and dry.Does that make sense to you?
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